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Lunch Talks
at Hyperakt

Lunch Talks are informal conversations that foster knowledge sharing and community among designers. The events are hosted at our studio in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

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November 15th
Paola is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of Research & Development, MoMA .
October 29th
Join us if you dare, For a Halloween scare. Ghouls and gals together for fun, To watch a movie of terror as one. Candy and treats for all to enjoy, And spiked cider, oh boy!
October 18th
Colin Vernon makes things for the web and beyond. Currently head of Web at littleBits Electronics, he was founder of Montreal-based Stresslimit Design for the previous decade.
October 5 & 6
React to the world around you. Rethink the way important issues are communicated. Resolve confusion about some of today's greatest challenges.
September 27
Matt Ipcar is a New York based interactive designer currently serving as Vice President of Strategy at Blue State Digital who also worked on the 2012 Obama campaign .
August 23
Willy Wong is currently Chief Creative Officer at NYC & Company , the City of New York's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization.
July 30
Join us for a backyard movie, popcorn, and beer!
June 28
Several weeks ago, Randy Gregory started a project called 100 Ways to Improve the NYC Subway.
June 12
Come join us for an informal show and tell on data and design co-hosted by Hyperakt and in Brooklyn.
May 24th
The Institute of Play pioneers new models of learning and engagement.
April 5th
Jake Porway is one of the co-founders of DataKind.
January 18th
Lance Wyman is an American graphic designer known for such work as the Washington Metro.
December 14th
Maria Aiolova is an educator, architect and urban designer in New York City.
November 16th
Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years.
October 9th
We are hosting a little get together in our lovely backyard, open to one and all from the Brooklyn Beta crew and friends.
July 20th
E Roon Kang works in print, web, environmental graphics, as well as interactive installations, with an interest in complex systems and the pointlessness of a pursuit of efficiency.
July 20th
Jesse Ragan is a typeface designer who co-founded the typeface design program Type@Cooper.
June 8th
Javier de la Torre is a founding partner of Vizzuality.
May 4th
Matteo Bologna is the founding partner and principal of New York-based Mucca Design.
March 9th
Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees). See Photos
February 10th
Scott Lachut is PSFK's Director of Consulting, working with a team of global researchers to provide insights on trends and innovation that are shaping the marketplace.
January 12th
Steve Duenes is the Graphics Director at The New York Times where he manages a team of 30 journalists, designers and cartographers. See Photos
December 2nd
James Victore runs a design studio hell-bent on world domination. He is an author, designer, filmmaker and firestarter. See Photos
November 11th
Eddie Opara is a multi-faceted designer whose work ranges across multiple media.
October 4th
Gail Anderson is a New York-based designer, writer, and educator.
Backyard Flix
September 29th, 2011
Join Hyperakt and friends for a film in our backyard.
Lunch Talk
August 11, 2011
Paula Scher began her design career as a record cover art director at Atlantic and CBS Records. Currently, she is a partner with Pentagram.
Jon Contino
July 29, 2011
As a New York native, Jon Contino has been under the influence of corporate mass marketing and inspirational street art since his first breath.
Lunch Talk with Triboro
June 3, 2011
Triboro creates design solutions for clients in publishing, art, fashion, music, lifestyle, and for cultural institutions.
Lunch Talk with Louise Fili
May 6, 2011
Louise Fili, founder of Louise Fili Ltd., specializes in logo, package, restaurant, type, book and book jacket design.
Lunch Talk with Randy Hunt
Apr 15, 2011
Randy J. Hunt is the product and design director at Etsy, the world's handmade marketplace.
Lunch Talk with Mike Perry
Mar 04, 2011
Mike Perry is a designer and artist working in a variety of mediums, such as books, magazines, clothing, drawing, painting, and illustration.
WTF Boston - February
Feb 15, 2011
Drinks with designers at Wistia / Svpply Offices. Cohosted by Hyperakt and Ben Pieratt.
Lunch Talk with Todd St. John
Jan 28, 2011
Todd St. John, founder of HunterGatherer, talks about design, animation, and filmmaking. See Photos
WTF Boston - November
Nov 22, 2010
Drinks with designers at Grendel's, Harvard Square. Cohosted by Hyperakt and Ben Pieratt of Svpply.
Handmade at Etsy
Nov 18, 2010
During this two-hour get together at Etsy's Lab, we'll be exploring some printmaking techniques: creating relief plates, inking and pulling a proof.
Lunch Talk with Khoi Vinh
Oct 15, 2010
Former design director Khoi Vinh talks about twitter, tumblr and the state of design blogs. See Photos
Lunch Talk with Todd Truesdale Event
Sep 17, 2010
Todd Truesdale of Recycled Paper Printing talks about environmental stewardship in the printing industry. See Photos
Spark Studio Lecture with Hyperakt
Sep 16, 2010
Founding Principals and Creative Directors Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza share their insights on running a small studio.
Lunch Talk with Charles Adler Event
Aug 13, 2010
Charles Adler talks about how Kickstarter became the fundraising platform for creatives across the country. See Photos
Lunch Talk with Emily Ruth Cohen Event
Jul 16, 2010
Emily Cohen talks about best practices in running a design business. See Photos
Lunch Talk with Amrit Richmond Event
Jun 11, 2010
Amrit Richmond, from MeetUp, talks about ways artists can leverage social media for personal branding and client projects. See Photos